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Willie Limond Inks With MTK Ahead of His Comeback

Former British, Commonwealth, European and world champion Willie Limond has signed for MTK Global and warned rivals he's returning to the ring with major titles in mind.

The 39-year-old Glaswegian (40-5-KO12) is one of Scotland's most successful ever fighters and has already fought the likes of Erik Morales, Amir Khan and Anthony Crolla during a career that has yielded titles at both lightweight and super-lightweight.

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Limond said: "I know I'm getting on a bit but believe me - there is still a major title left in me. The up-and-comers will see me as a stepping stone but stepping stones can be slippery.

"I'm looking forward to getting back in the ring and winning big. This is my 20th year as a professional and I've still got the hunger for this game.

"I don't think I would come back and lace up the gloves under any other banner but MTK Global. I spoke with Danny Vaughan who I've known for years and he made it happen for me."

MTK Global CEO Sandra Vaughan said: "Willie is an icon of Scottish boxing and we are delighted he has chosen us to guide his return.

"Willie is an example to all aspiring fighters in terms of his skill, heart, professionalism and dedication and we are proud to welcome him."

Limond last fought in December 2016 when he stopped Michal Vosyka inside two rounds in Glasgow.

IN OTHER NEWS: Atlantic City, N.J. - The Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame (ACBHOF) teams up with 4-time Heavyweight World Champion and 2018 ACBHOF Honoree, Evander "Real Deal" Holyfield and his company Real Deal Sports & Entertainment, in association with Mis Downing Promotions, for a Fight Night affair at the historic Jim Whelan Boardwalk Hall in Adrian Phillips Theater for a Live Pro Boxing event that will take place on Saturday, June 2nd, from 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM.

According to Ray McCline, President of ACBHOF "This newly formed relationship with 4-time World Heavyweight Champion Evander Holyfield and his promotion company "Real Deal Sports & Entertainment" will have groundbreaking influence in effecting elevated exposure to the Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame 2nd Annual Induction Weekend."

During the 2nd Annual Induction Weekend, the multi-tiered event is slated to be unparalleled and reflective of the rich boxing history in Atlantic City. The ACBHOF is looking to celebrate the magnificent careers of legends in boxing throughout the induction weekend. Rodrick L. Green Vice President of Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame said, "The partnership is a "win-win" for the City of Atlantic City, Boardwalk Hall, Real Deal Sports & Entertainment and Atlantic City Boxing Hall of Fame and for tourism in the southern New Jersey region."

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